Center for Biomedical Informatics

For nearly half a century Regenstrief investigators have been international leaders in the development, implementation and evaluation of health information technology and health information standards.  Center for Biomedical Informatics investigators conduct research to improve the capture, analysis, content and delivery of health care information needed by patients, their health care providers, and policy makers.  Our research scientistis carry out intervention studies designed to measure the effect of the application of this research on the efficiency and quality of health care.

The Center for Biomedical Informatics has developed and advanced one of the nation's first electronic medical record systems, one of the country’s first computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems, and a health information exchange which has made Indiana the most health-wired state in the country and a national model for health data exchange. 

These applications and tools are widely recognized for their roles in improving quality of care, efficiency of healthcare delivery, reducing medical errors and enhancing patient safety.

In April 2006, Rand Corporation report identified Regenstrief Institute Medical Informatics as an internationally recognized healthcare information pioneer, one of four benchmark institutions that collectively were the source of nearly 25% of all published, high-quality, evidence-based research on the impact of information technology on the quality of health.


The Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI) is a global collaborative research and learning organization, developing and evaluating innovative informatics solutions to improve patient care and translate these solutions into cost-effective, operational systems, including a dynamic electronic medical record system.


Health Services Research (HSR) works to improve healthcare delivery and health outcomes of patients through research on patient safety, quality of care, patient-provider communication strategies, applied health information technologies, system redesign, and medical education research.


The Indiana University Center for Aging Research (IUCAR) develops, tests, and implements innovative strategies to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare and self-care for medically and socially vulnerable older adults.